Changing Trends in Fashion by Anne V. Tyrell
The 20th century has been an era of rapid technological development and this has to some extent been reflected in the clothes we wear. In some cases not only the styles themselves have vanished, but the skills needed to cut and construct them are almost forgotten. This book is aimed at the theatrical costume designer or student of fashion. Working from surviving garments and contemporary tailoring books and patterns, the author has put togther a pattern book of 20th century costume which is also a social document of the time. Each decade from 1900 to 1970 is considered separately with a short introduction linking development in dress to social trends. A representative selection of fashions for each decade is then illustrated by the author to give a general impression of the period. Scale patterns follow for each outfit shown, complete with detailed notes on making up, using techniques appropriate to the period. A gird for enlargement of the pattern pieces is provided, togther with full instructions.